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Definitions of foreign

  1. not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Held at a distance; excluded; exiled. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; - with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Belonging to, or connected with, another nation or country; alien. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Belonging to another country: from abroad: not belonging to, unconnected: not appropriate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Of another country; unconnected; not to the purpose; not in accord with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Of or from another country; alien; not belonging where found; not pertinent; irrelevant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Belonging to another nation or country; alien; remote; not connected; not to the purpose. Foreign plea, an objection to a judge as incompetent to try the question, the case not being within his jurisdiction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. External; alien; belonging to another nation or country; not to the purpose; remote; not native or natural. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Belonging to another nation or country; belonging or attached to anotherjurisdiction; made, done, or rendered in another state or jurisdiction; subject to anotherjurisdiction; operating or solvable in another territory; extrinsic; outside ; extraordinary. thelawdictionary.org
  16. Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; -- with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. for'in, adj. belonging to another country: from abroad: alien: not belonging to, unconnected: not appropriate.--adj. FOR'EIGN-BUILT, built in a foreign country.--ns. FOR'EIGNER, a native of another country; FOR'EIGNNESS, the quality of being foreign: want of relation to something: remoteness. [O. Fr. forain--Low L. foraneus--L. foras, out of doors.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Belonging to, proceeding from, other persons or things; alien from or to, irrelevant, dissimilar, or inappropriate, to; introduced from outside (esp. f. body or substance in the tissues &c.); situated outside, coming from another district, parish, society, &c.; outside the country, not in one\'s own land; of, in, characteristic of, coming from, dealing with, some country not in the United Kingdom or English-speaking colonies (f., colonial, & home trade; f. parts, countries; French Office, department for f. affairs or its building; f. letterpaper, thin to reduce postage). Hence foreignism (2,4) n., foreignize (3) v.t. & i. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Not of this country, not domestick; alien, remote, not belonging; excluded; extraneous. Complete Dictionary

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